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Old Feb 28 2008, 07:53 PM   #41
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That book and Legends is next to be read on my list after I finish *the ship errant* - still plugging away with it.
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Old Feb 29 2008, 01:23 PM   #42
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thanks everyone!

I was just trying to be super careful before buying a book in case it was the wrong one. I need to make sure to have all the right stuff for the quest
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I was just thinking about this. My local library has every book, which was a huge relief. I haven't really got the money to buy any new books right now, unless they're text books.
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I do have the books, in print. I also have a 1 on tape and can get hold of others if need be on tape. Is that all that needed. I do have low vision and sometime it can be hit and miss. P.S. Do short stories count?
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Old Jun 20 2008, 06:17 PM   #46
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A note: Inter-libary Loan I think is what you trying to say. So was I.
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Considering Honeyoon, Beyond Between, and The Ship Who Returned are all short stories, yes they count!
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Old Jun 28 2008, 10:46 PM   #48
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A question. GWHD short story # 4 is Duty Calls pg 91 Tor Paperback? It about A BB
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That story is not part of the proper Brainship series. It crosses over more than one universe that Anne created, and as such doesn't really fit anywhere except on it's own. It is not included in the 2008 Quest.
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That story is not part of the proper Brainship series. It crosses over more than one universe that Anne created, and as such doesn't really fit anywhere except on it's own. It is not included in the 2008 Quest.

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Brainship
The Ship Who Sang
Partnership
The Ship Who Searched
The Ship Who Won
The Ship Errant - novel by Jody Lynn Nye
The City Who Fought
The Ship Avenged - novel by S.M. Stirling
"Honeymoon" - short story found in Get Off the Unicorn
"The Ship Who Returned" - short story found in Far Horizons edited by Robert Silverberg
Hi Cheryl,

Having just got and read The Ship Errant I was wondering whether the brainship series should be read in the order which you have put above. I know I can read them ever which way I want, but is the above the correct order in Anne's universe??
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I don't think there is an official correct order, since the plots aren't interdependent (except the two with direct sequels, and the two follow-on short stories to Helva). Given that, I'd start with publication order as the good approach, as that will how how the series developed in Anne's imagination, but with some modification to put related stories together.

For example (years noted are first publication):

1969 The Ship Who Sang
1977 "Honeymoon"
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1993 The City Who Fought
1997 The Ship Avenged
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The Rowan is my favourite!

"The name rowan is believed to derive from the Norse runa - "a charm". It was often planted outside houses to ward off witches. On May Day a spray of rowan leaves was hung over doors to repel evil, and wells dressed with rowan to keep witches away. The rowan, or mountain ash, is found commonly in Scotland, sometimes clinging to a rock face."
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Beleive both Helva and Alex/Tia get mentioned in The City Who Fought, but only briefly.
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Beleive both Helva and Alex/Tia get mentioned in The City Who Fought, but only briefly.
Yes they are. Helva comes to SSS-900-C once in a great while.
AH-1033 Dr. Kenney Sorg are at the end of the book. And the in Ship Who Saved the Worlds.

I may not be able to do the Quest, But happy to help out if I can.
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Ginny, pleas be aware of the fact you are not allowed to help any of the contestants and that you are not allowed to discuss the questions/answers on this board while the Quest is ongoing!
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Thank Hans: I well just have see what post are up.
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I just checked out all the Brainship books for a first read-through. I'll just have to hope the library has them all checked in again when it's time to actually answer quest questions!
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Has the date for the quest been set?

Maybe since the topic was announced so early we can get the dates soon
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Wish I remembered which box I put my copy of Far Horizons in, there are just oo many to go into storage and open just for the one book.
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The date is not set, but I think the first weekend in November is very likely.
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Is this still likely to be the first weekend in November?
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Hmm, we really need to set the date, don't we.
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I think my e-mail is working, so I can quest with you.
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Okay, so I bought the wrong books this weekend. Time to get my butt to the library, which fortunately does have all the Ship books.
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Wow, so I remembered reading about this last year - the week after it happened... needless to say I was quite sad that I had missed out.

I have just realized that the year has already flown by and now I have less than one week to get re-acquainted with most of these books... *sighs* who needs sleep anyways???
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